SAHA Stop the Help for the Underprivileged People and Immigrants
SAN ANTONIO, TX. — Shalom Outreach Ministries held a press conference at 311 Violeta, which was their location of food distribution within the San Antonio Housing Authority Alazan Courts.
Immigration Reform 2009 (www.reformamigratoria09.com) and Veterans for Immigrants, Chapter San Antonio help to Richard R. Maldonado (ret. Vietnam veteran). Rhett Smith.
Smith said: “Espirit of Immigration Reform”. Why one veteran like me now supports undocumented people here in US? My answer is, because more than thirty years ago, as a young man, I, Rhett Smith, volunteered to serve in the armed forces of the United States of America. It was my objective then  and now, thirty years later—2009, to uphold the highest principles and values of the american spirit.”
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
“Congress shall make no law… prohibiting the free exercise… of (religion); or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
— the first amendment to the US constitution”.
Now, today, we have the rights guaranteed by our first amendment to support the Mexican-American people—who have lived in Central and North America for thousands of years.”
Tuesday SAHA had told Shalom Outreach Ministries, Richard R. Maldonado (ret. Vietnam veteran) that 311 Violeta could no longer be used by Shalom Outreach Ministries —‘it would be their last day.’
On Wednesday, July 22, 2009 during a phone conference, SAHA spokesperson, Melanie Villalobos, says that Shalom Outreach Ministries is “a needed service,” that 311 Violeta was a temporary location and that SAHA called Mr. Maldonado later Tuesday.
Also that SAHA will be meeting Wednesday afternoon with Mr. Maldonado to arrange for a new location for Shalom Outreach Ministries food and clothing outreach.